Gifts for Marathon Runners
Gift Guide 2024 | Fleet Feet
It's the little things that can make a big difference when you’re running 26.2 miles (or more). So if you’re shopping for a runner in your life who is training to go the distance, there are plenty of gift ideas they’ll be stoked to unwrap.
To help you find the perfect gift for your marathoner, our team of Fleet Feet editors rounded up our favorite gear that we rarely leave the house without. From open-ear Bluetooth headphones to race-day split shorts with flare, these gifts will have your runner excited to put in the miles.
If the items on this list don’t jump out at you, check out our full gift guide for runners with more than 100 gift ideas that will knock their running socks off.
- Balega Blister Resist No Show Socks
- Maurten Gel 100
- Nathan Neutron Fire RX
- Amphipod Xinglet Optic Beam Rechargeable Vest
- Body Glide
- Craft Hybrid Weather Glove
- Garmin Forerunner 265
- CEP Run Compression 4.0 Socks
- Hyperice Hypervolt GO 2
- OOFOS OOahh Sport Flex Sandals
- ChicknLegs Split Shorts
- Sprints Hat
- NormaTec Go
- rabbit EZ Tee Short Sleeve
- New Balance Heat Grid Half Zip
- Craft ADV Essence Hydro Jacket
- Brooks Heritage Pom Beanie
- FlipBelt Zipper
- Shokz OpenFit Headphones
Maurten Gel 100
Nathan Neutron Fire RX
At some point in their training, marathon runners will probably be out before the sun rises or after it goes down. Give them one of the best running headlamps to light their way with the Nathan Neutron Fire RX.
This running-specific headlamp gives out 200 lumens of light and the head strap is made of reflective materials, so they can see where they are going and others can see them too. Plus, it is lightweight, doesn’t bounce and has a rechargeable battery.
Amphipod Xinglet Optic Beam Rechargeable Vest
It gives 360-degree LED illumination and is USB-rechargeable, letting them shine bright all run long. Plus, it is lightweight and adjustable so they can throw it on over any clothing and forget that it is even there.
Craft Hybrid Weather Glove
Garmin Forerunner 265
It is hard to know how to improve unless they have something to keep track of their runs. The Garmin Forerunner 265 gives them the pace, distance, route and more for every run (along with 30+ other activities). This GPS Smartwatch comes with an AMOLED touchscreen display to make it easy to see all of their running stats at a glance. And with Garmin’s Training Readiness Score, they can calculate their sleep, recovery time, heart rate and stress to analyze how prepared they are for a tough training session.
Plus, it has a safety tracking feature that shares their exact location with friends and family so you can track their progress during their race or long training run.
CEP The Run Compression Tall Socks 4.0
Hyperice Hypervolt GO 2
Marathon runners are always sore from training. This small and compact percussion massager is the perfect gift for any runner on the go. It’s easy to travel with and comes with two different massage attachments to help relieve muscle soreness and stiffness, improve range of motion, promote circulation, and accelerate warmup and recovery. Your runner will be thanking you again and again for gifting them the Hyperice Hypervolt GO 2.Watch: Hyperice Hypervolt Massage Tricks with Karissa Schweizer
OOFOS OOahh Sport Flex Sandals
ChicknLegs Split Shorts
rabbit EZ Tee Short Sleeve
New Balance Heat Grid Half Zip
Craft ADV Essence Hydro Jacket
Brooks Heritage Pom Beanie
Shokz OpenFit Headphones
Why You Should Trust Us
At Fleet Feet one of our core values is that it is a privilege to serve. We take the thought of giving you advice and guiding you to pick out the perfect gift for the runner in your life very seriously and are honored that you chose to read this. Fleet Feet is the No. 1 run specialty store in the country. We serve more than 3 million customers across 250+ locations annually and have completed more than 5 million 3D foot scans (and counting) of different runners and walkers’ feet. Our goal is to help every customer find the correct shoes, apparel and gear for their goals.
We don’t just sell shoes and gear, we run, walk and hike with you in those shoes. We have had hundreds of thousands of runners and walkers participate in our training programs, community runs and events every year. We have locations all over the country running in the snow, desert and everything in between.
We take our sales data and talk with the different shoe companies, designers and our network of runners, walkers and hikers to cultivate this list of the best gifts for marathon runners. We also review shoes and gear ourselves to provide you with the best information possible when making these guides. We update this guide regularly to make sure you have the latest information possible to make the best decision for you when it comes to giving your loved one a gift.
How We Picked the Best Gifts
With more than 45 years of experience, Fleet Feet is the expert in running (and gifting). What makes the perfect gift for a runner comes down to the personal experience, goals, preferences and style of that runner. We use a combination of real-life use, quality of materials, seasonal trends and our own top-seller lists to pick out the best gifts. With all that in mind, we picked gear that lived up to our personal (and professional) expectations. Plus, as people who live and breathe running, we know what we would like to unwrap ourselves.
Standing Behind Our Picks
We picked the best gifts based on what we think will work for the most people in most situations. If you buy a gift from us and you don’t love the way it looks, fits or performs, bring them back within 60 days for a full refund.
Plus, we offer free shipping on all orders over $99 on fleetfeet.com, and we’ll match a lower price from a qualifying retailer. That’s our Happy Fit Guarantee.